Man involved in AHS riot convicted for 2 DWIs

Published 10:38 am Tuesday, May 24, 2016

One of the adults charged after a large fight at Austin High School on Sept. 28, 2015, has been convicted of two gross misdemeanors.

Odell Dorrea McCullough, 28, of Austin pleaded guilty and was convicted of gross misdemeanor second-degree DWI and third-degree DWIs.



In the first case, another charge of third-degree DWI was dropped. In the second case, another charge of second-degree DWI and driving the wrong way on a one-way street charges were dismissed. Both reasons were plea agreements.

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In both cases, McCullough was driving and police officers pulled him over. In the first case, he ran a stop sign and in the second case he was driving the wrong way on Oakland Avenue West. He failed field sobriety tests and was taken into custody.

He was convicted of a felony in the riot case.

On Sept. 28, 2015, An Austin police officer patrolling the south side of the school heard and saw the fight break out. He reportedly saw a female dragging two students by the hair and grabbed her and held her against the lobby door, but he was then struck on the head by an unknown subject.

The officer then heard students scream, “He has a gun,” according to court records. Students pointed at Odell, who was seen with a black shiny object as he ran from officers to the north. Officers apprehended Odell at gunpoint; he was initially non-compliant before surrendering.

Additional officers arrived at the scene and found the nunchucks. Odell admitted he had possessed the nunchucks, which Angel McCullough said he always carries, according to the complaint. No gun was ever found.

Odell was caught on video striking people with nun chucks.